Barbara Brenner changed our understanding of breast cancer and women’s health activism. As director of Breast Cancer Action for nearly 20 years, she challenged corporate fundraising, the emphasis on awareness campaigns and the false representation of early detection as prevention. When she was diagnosed with the fatal disease ALS, she used her skills and scientific knowledge … Continued


Despite its clean environment and health-concious residents, California’s Marin County has been called the breast-cancer capital of the world. But is the seemingly high incidence of the disease actually the result of high rates of screening, and tests that often yield false positives? And did some health officials allow the dubious reputation to continue, to … Continued


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